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    • Asian Development Outlook 2017: Transcending the Middle-Income Challenge 

      Asian Development Bank (2017-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Developing Asia continued to perform well even as recovery in the major industrial economies remained weak. The region is forecast to expand by 5.7% in 2017 and 2018, nearly the 5.8% growth achieved in 2016, as ...
    • Asian Development Outlook Supplement: Firming Industrial Economies to Support Asia's Outlook 

      Asian Development Bank (2013-12-01)
      Developing Asia is set to benefit as further signs emerge of growth momentum in the advanced economies. The region is poised to meet the 2013 and 2014 growth forecasts in Asian Development Outlook 2013 Update, though the ...
    • Asking Effective Questions 

      Serrat, Olivier (2009-07-01)
      {Excerpt} Seeking information is a vital human activity that contributes to learning, problem solving, and decision making. Questioning is a vital tool of human thought and social interaction with which to open doors to ...
    • Assessing the Effectiveness of Assistance in Capacity Development 

      Serrat, Olivier (2009-02-01)
      {Excerpt} Feedback is a circular causal process whereby some portion of a system’s output is returned to the input to control the dynamic behavior of the system. In organizations, feedback is the process of sharing ...
    • Auditing Knowledge 

      Serrat, Olivier (2008-10-01)
      {Excerpt} A knowledge audit can have multiple purposes, but the most common is to provide tangible evidence of what knowledge an organization needs, where that knowledge is, how it is being used, what problems and difficulties ...
    • Bridging Organizational Silos 

      Serrat, Olivier (2010-07-01)
      {Excerpt} A silo is a tall, self-contained cylindrical structure that isused to store commodities such as grain after a harvest. It is also a figure of speech for organizational entities—and their management teams—that ...
    • Building a Learning Organization 

      Serrat, Olivier (2009-05-01)
      {Excerpt} A learning organization values the role that learning can play in developing organizational effectiveness. It demonstrates this by having an inspiring vision for learning and a learning strategy that will support ...
    • Building Communities of Practice 

      Serrat, Olivier (2008-10-01)
      {Excerpt} According to Etienne Wenger, communities of practice are groups of people who share a passion for something they do and who interact regularly to learn how to do it better. Communities of practice define themselves ...
    • Building Institutional Capacity for Development 

      Serrat, Olivier (2009-05-01)
      {Excerpt} Every day, we are reminded of the changes needed for economic and social progress, but not that institutions are the channels through which such changes can happen. We would do well to consider what is meant by ...
    • Building Networks of Practice 

      Serrat, Olivier (2009-03-01)
      {Excerpt} Extensive media coverage of applications such as FaceBook, MySpace, and LinkedIn suggests that networks are a new phenomenon. They are not: the first network was born the day people decided to create organizational ...
    • Building Trust in the Workplace 

      Serrat, Olivier (2009-08-01)
      {Excerpt} Dictionary.com’s first definition of trust is “reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.” The website prompts also that it is “the obligation or responsibility ...
    • Business Model Innovation 

      Serrat, Olivier (2012-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Who is your customer? What does the customer value? How do you deliver value to customers at an appropriate cost? Business models that focus on the who, what, and how to clarify managerial choices and their ...
    • Cambodia: Diversifying Beyond Garments and Tourism 

      Asian Development Bank (2014-11-01)
      [Excerpt] Cambodia is in the challenging process of economic transition as it seeks to move beyond low-skill, low-value activities and expand its industrial base to generate broad-based inclusive growth. As the Government ...
    • Coaching and Mentoring 

      Serrat, Olivier (2009-07-01)
      {Excerpt} High-performance, contemporary organizations know that a company is only as good as its employees. They place strong emphasis on personal attributes in selecting and developing staff. However, this does not come ...
    • Collaborating with Wikis 

      Lu, Norman; Serrat, Olivier (2009-05-01)
      {Excerpt} As the internet revolution presses on, computer-mediated communications through social (conversational) technologies also seem to advance every day. (Social sites such as MySpace and Facebook, commercial sites ...
    • Communications for Development Outcomes 

      Serrat, Olivier (2012-10-01)
      Communication is the process through which relationships are instituted, sustained, altered, or ended by increases or reductions in meaning. Belatedly, as the field of development englobes ever-wider realms, it is finally ...
    • Conducting After-Action Reviews and Retrospects 

      Serrat, Olivier (2008-10-01)
      {Excerpt} After-action reviews are a leadership and knowledge-sharing tool which bring together the team that is closest to the activity or project, when a critical milestone has been reached, to discuss successes and ...
    • Conducting Effective Meetings 

      Serrat, Olivier (2009-03-01)
      {Excerpt} Meetings are essential in any form of human enterprise. These days, they are so common that turning the resources they tie up into sustained results is a priority in high-performance organizations. This is because ...
    • Conducting Effective Presentations 

      Malvicini, Peter; Atkinson, Albert Dean (2009-01-01)
      {Excerpt} From interviews and our own observations, the following scenario is common: the speaker at a seminar shares about 30 slides, skipping over many. Time goes on…and on. Some participants lose interest; others become ...
    • Conducting Exit Interviews 

      Serrat, Olivier (2008-10-01)
      {Excerpt} Together with staff engagement surveys, exit interviews are one of the most widely used methods of gathering employee feedback. The less tacit and explicit knowledge an organization captures from staff on a regular ...